Chicago Public Schools

Tips From Limor Suss On Preparing Healthy Back To School Lunches

<b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> Many students in the suburbs are already back at school, and Chicago Public Schools begin in in a couple weeks.<p>One concern many …

Education

Preliminary report on alleged sex abuse in CPS released

Chicago Public Schools need to make substantial changes following revelations of sex abuse by CPS employees.<p>Friday a number of recommendations were …

Crime

Report: Chicago Public Schools 'failed to recognize' extent of systemwide sexual abuse problem

Broad failures at all levels of Chicago Public Schools kept officials from preventing and responding to sexual abuse suffered by students in the nation’s third-largest school system, according to a prominent law firm’s early review of problems documented this summer in a Tribune investigation.<p>The …

Chicago

Leadership instability atop CPS contributed to mishandling of student sex cases: report

Instability in leadership at Chicago schools — from a revolving door of chief executives to changes in network chiefs — contributed to a gap in …

Education

How many students apply to Chicago's most competitive high school programs? Search by school.

How many students ranked each public high school program among their top three choices for the 2018-2019 school year? Below, search the …

College & University

Report

<b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> With less than three weeks before the start of class for Chicago Public Schools students, approximately 20,000 freshman seats are …

University of Chicago

How Tech Companies Are Transforming Classrooms

Ever heard of "The Googlification of the classroom?"<p>Well, here's a hint: more than half of America's grade-school students use Google education apps like Gmail and Docs.<p>The New York Times' Natasha Singer wrote that Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest school district in the country, has been …

Education Technology

One Summer Chicago students showcase Everyone Can Code projects at Apple store

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand at Apple's flagship Michigan Ave. store Wednesday night, where participants of the One Summer Chicago …

Apple Store

Progressive Education: A Discussion with Troy LaRaviere

In the first of a series of interviews with political candidates about progressive education, Khalilah Harris sits down with Chicago mayoral …

Liberal View

CTU unveils details on sustainable schools initiative

CHICAGO -- Twenty Chicago Public Schools will benefit from extra services this fall, with a $10 million investment from the Sustainable Community …

School Administration

Three new principals take helm in U-46

Three new principals will take the helm next week at Elgin Area School District U-46 schools as students return to classes Aug. 15.

Education

Here's what transparency means to CPS

Earlier this year, when investigative reporters at the Tribune began gathering information about sexual assault and abuse within Chicago Public Schools, they hit a cement wall. CPS stalled requests for public records for months and relented only when the Tribune threatened to sue.<p>By then, reporters …

Crime

LaRaviere accuses Emanuel of forcing working people out of city in new ad

CHICAGO — Candidate for Chicago mayor Troy LaRaviere is out with a blistering campaign video targeting Mayor Emanuel.LaRaviere is a former Chicago …

Education

Five Public League schools drop football

Five Public League schools have dropped football for the upcoming season according to Chicago Public Schools football coordinator Jaton …

High School Sports

New UIC Program Aims to Bring More Men of Color into Classrooms

There’s a shortage of male teachers in Illinois classrooms, particularly those who are African-American and Latino.<p>The University of Illinois at …

Education

Chicago watchdog reveals tainted alternative school bids

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools inspector general says there continues to be fallout from Barbara Byrd Bennett's tenure as the school district's CEO.<p>Inspector General Nicholas Schuler's office reports the for-profit Camelot Education, which educates at-risk students, won contracts worth $67 …

Corruption

Chicago Teachers Union | CTU responds to Rahm's latest CPS pay-to-play scandal

CTU responds to Rahm's latest CPS pay-to-play scandal<p><b>For Immediate Release:</b> July 31, 2018 <b><br>Contact:</b> Ronnie Reese 312-329-6235, RonnieReese@ctulocal1.com<p>…

Unions

CPS And CTU To Turn 20 Schools Into Community Hubs

The Chicago Teachers Union and community groups came together Wednesday to celebrate the school district’s decision to fund 20 “sustainable community …

Education

General Elections in Zimbabwe:  Results Uncertain but Seventy Percent of Eligible Voters Turnout

From the ousting of Mugabe to the unprecedented voter turnout for this election, it is clear that the people are engaged and demanding change says …

Elections

Families ask for immediate freeze on CPS plan to close National Teachers Academy

National Teachers Academy parents and activists trying to halt the planned closure of the elementary school about to become home to a new high school …

Education

Sexual abuse at CPS: Students as predators and prey

Last month, the Tribune’s “Betrayed” series exposed Chicago Public Schools’ abysmal failure to protect students from adult sexual predators, including teachers, coaches and staff.<p>But a second sexual abuse scandal is festering at CPS: students assaulted by other students.<p>Tribune reporters Gary Marx, …

Crime

Special report: Chicago Public Schools fails to protect students from sexual attacks by classmates

The Chicago Tribune's reporting on predatory adults in its "Betrayed" series already has resulted in an overhaul of the Chicago Public Schools' child-safety programs as well as bipartisan state legislative support for new laws to protect students.<p>Now, in an examination of student-on-student sexual …

Education

Critics Say CPS Budget Promotes Inequality Across District

Brand new science labs, more social workers and more pre-kindergarten seats are some of the highlights that Chicago Public Schools is touting in its …

Pre-kindergarten

Live: Betrayed: How the Tribune broke the sexual abuse scandal at CPS

Chicago Tribune Investigations Editor George Papajohn moderates a discussion with reporters Gary Marx, David Jackson, Jennifer Smith Richards and Juan Perez, Jr., about "Betrayed," the Chicago Tribune’s investigative series that found widespread mishandling of student sexual abuse and assault cases …

Crime

CPS to award last $60M in schools facilities management work to SodexoMAGIC

Chicago’s Board of Education plans to vote Wednesday on the final piece of privatizing all its school facilities work amid reports of dirty schools, …

Education

New initiative launches to recruit Black and Hispanic male teachers

What’s missing from most American schools besides paper and pencils and some books, is a male presence in classrooms which can have a great impact on …

Education

The University Of Illinois Launches Program To Create More Black And Latino Male Teachers

Knowledge is certainly powerful, but it becomes even more so when you add representation to the equation. Students of color having access to teachers …

University of Illinois

Gripes and gratitude greet Chicago Public Schools capital budget at hearing

Parents and community members voiced a mix of compliments and concerns Thursday over Chicago Public Schools’ near-billion dollar 2019 capital plan at …

Education

Chance the Rapper....media mogul?

3 hours ago<p>What can he NOT do? Chance the rapper who not only gives back to his Chicago community by giving money to Chicago Public Schools and …

New Singles

Chance The Rapper Bought The Chicagoist Website And Has Plans To Relaunch

"I bought the Chicagoist just to run you racist bitches out of business," the 25-year-old rapper announced in "I Might Need Security," which dropped …

Social Media